|High School:||Gonzaga College High School|
Senior (2016-17): Captain for the season … rowed in the one seat of the varsity 4+ at the IRA National Regatta, helped his boat take third place in the Grand Final (6:32.59) … rowed in the five seat of the first varsity boat that came in third in the Petite Final at the Eastern Sprints Regatta (5:55.98) … named to the Academic All-Ivy 2017 team.
Junior (2015-16): Rowed in the varsity 8 all season … helped his boat defeat MIT in the Biglin Bowl (5:54.3) … was the eight seat when Dartmouth finished ahead of Mercyhurst (5:50.8) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, his boat came second in the Petite Final (6:02.40) … received the team’s Big Green Oar.
Sophomore (2014-15): Opened the season as bow of the varsity 8 boat, helping lead Dartmouth to a 10th-place finish at the Head of the Charles (15:30.277) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he was the two seat of the varsity 8 that placed third in the Petite Final (5:56.726).
Q&A with David White
I chose Dartmouth because it was the perfect place for me to pursue both rowing and academics at a high level. I remember on my visit, I really liked the team dynamic and was impressed by how both welcoming and committed the team was. Also, I liked the rural setting and was struck by how beautiful the campus and river were. From an academic perspective, Dartmouth gives me the perfect opportunity to study whatever I want and I liked the fact that all of the classes here are taught by professors instead of TAs or graduate assistants.
How long have you been rowing and what interested you in rowing?
I have been rowing since my freshman year in high school. I started rowing because my older brother rowed and his friends were some of the nicest, funniest, and most fun people to be around, so I decided to give it a shot. I also love being on the water and enjoy the competitive aspect of the sport.
Have you won any awards?
I won the Kevin Harris award (given to a senior who shows determination and sportsmanship) and was honorable mention all-met my senior year.
Something interesting about yourself?
In addition to rowing, I enjoy sailing and once helped crew a boat going from the Bahamas to New York City.